9780060633615

Wilderness Time : A Guide for Spiritual Retreat

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  • ISBN13:

    9780060633615

  • ISBN10:

    0060633611

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/24/2009
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publications
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Summary

Time in "the wilderness" -- solitary meditation on simplicity, prayer, and other key disciplines of faith -- is directly in keeping with Jesus' example of going apart to pray. Now, with the clarity and encouragement that distinguish the Renovar_ collection of spiritual resources, this gentle guide to retreat unshrouds that historical tradition -- and so reveals marvelous opportunities for spiritual renewal in contemporary Christian practice. Helping us to create self-guided retreats -- for individuals or groups -- Emilie Griffin offers plans, encouragements, and suggestions based on her own experience and fortified by the inspiring words of contemporary Christian writers such as Eugene Peterson, Luci Shaw, and Virginia Stem Owens. A virtual primer for retreat, this volume defines the basics and provides practical tips on setting realistic expectations and on achieving the relaxation and freedom necessary for the soul to become, in the words of de Caussade, "light as a feather." A detailed one-day retreat makes an ideal model for first-timers, and several different examples illustrate how time in the wilderness can be both accessible and wonderfully illuminating -- no matter what your schedule. Wilderness Time is another balanced, practical strategy from Renovar_ helping us grow closer to God.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Richard J. Foster
1. An Invitation
1(20)
2. The Disciplined Retreat
21(6)
3. Retreating Inwardly Disciplines of Meditation, Prayer, Fasting, and Study
27(12)
4. Retreating Outwardly Disciplines of Simplicity, Solitude, Submission, and Service
39(10)
5. Retreating Corporately Disciplines of Confession, Worship, Guidance, and Celebration
49(10)
6. Designing the Retreat
59(8)
7. Three Suggested Retreats
67(12)
One-Day Retreat with Hannah and Samuel General Intention: Renewing One's Call
67(3)
Three-Day Retreat with the Prophets General Intention: Hearing God's Voice
70(6)
Seven-Day Retreat with Mark's Gospel General Intention: For a Deeper Understanding of Discipleship
76(3)
8. Encouragements
79(12)
Texts for Reflection 91(10)
Further Reading 101(6)
Endnotes 107(4)
Sources of Texts for Reflection 111(2)
About the Author 113

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